Naoshima, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Naoshima, Japan? If you're planning to go to Naoshima, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Naoshima, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Naoshima, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Naoshima, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Naoshima, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Naoshima, Japan by month

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January

January here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Naoshima is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March for Naoshima is cold. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Naoshima is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Naoshima is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Naoshima during July, you may notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

Traveling to Naoshima in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you go to Naoshima in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

Traveling to Naoshima in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Go'o Shrine, wear:

If you see the Chichu Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Naoshima, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Naoshima.

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